20 Apr 2012

VW just got bigger: Audi buys Ducati

11:00 am on 20 April 2012

Volkswagen's Audi arm has bought Italian motorcycle firm Ducati for an undisclosed sum.

The purchase, which adds a 12th brand to Volkswagen's portfolio, extends Audi's rivalry with BMW to include superbikes.

The sale has to be approved by regulators before it can be finalised.